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  1. Latin Dance in the Spanish Classroom
    Students demonstrate and learn about the Latin dances of salsa, mambo, merengue, rumba, cha cha, bachata, and samba through oral group presentations on each dance. Students will also research and present information about the countries from which the dances originated. Grade 9-12
    http: //artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lesso...

  2. You’re Invited to a Ceili: Exploring Irish Dance
    In this lesson students will explore the world of Irish dance. They will listen to Irish music, learn about ceilis, which are festive dance celebrations, view the intricate costumes worn by Irish dancers, and listen to an Irish poem. After learning the steps to an Irish reel, the class will stage a dance performance. Grade K-4
    http: //artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lesso...

  3. Dancing With Props
    Students will learn to use move a prop by moving their bodies. This activity encourages students to focus on balance, a variety of body movements, and making the prop central to their movements
    http: //canteach.ca/elementary/fadance6.html

  4. Telling a Story Through Dance
    This lesson introduces students to the concept of emotionally and physically telling a story through dance and pantomime. Students will learn that in ballet the dancer is trained to act out the story/character with movement instead of words.
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  5. Jazz Music, Dance, and Poetry
    In this lesson, students will be introduced to basic jazz dance movements, and will create a cinquain poem inspired by jazz music.
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  6. Life of a Navajo Weaver
    After learning about the role of Spider Woman in Navajo legend and watching a young male weave on a traditional loom, students experiment with interpretative dance as they recreate the weaving process. K-4
    http: //artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lesso...

  7. The Chinese Lion Dance
    The Chinese Lion Dance is an important part of the celebration of the Chinese New Year, and it is believed to bring good luck and happiness. In this lesson, students will learn about the history of this dance, the costumes that are worn, and the music that accompanies the dance performance. They will create lion head puppets and will dance in a parade. Grade K-4
    http: //artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lesso...

  8. Systems of the Body: Movement and Choreography
    In this lesson, students will create movement patterns that express information about the basic systems, organs, and processes of the human body. They will work in pairs and in groups to make movement choices that communicate scientific concepts in creative movement, and make inquiries, through research and movement experimentation, into the ways in which the body's systems work and how those systems interact.
    http: //artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lesso...

  9. Ancient Civilizations Diary
    Explore ancient civilizations and write a diary entry.
    http: //augusta.k12.va.us/whms/harden/quest.htm...

  10. The Dance of the Butterfly
    In this lesson, students will create an original dance that communicates the stages of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. They will read Eric Carle’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, examine photos showing monarch butterfly life cycles and choreograph and perform a dance expressing what they have learned. Grade K-4
    http: //artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lesso...

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